Start Date: Duration: Level: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 years Level 3 Kirkley Hall Campus T Levels

What’s it all about?

The T-Level is an exciting new two-year agricultural programme, developed in collaboration with employers and broadly equivalent in size to three A-Levels. The course will prepare students for entry into skilled employment, an apprenticeship or related technical study through further or higher education.

During the two-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of agriculture related and land-based occupations.

You will be based at our Kirkley Hall Campus, which is undergoing capital investment to refurbish classrooms, workshops and learning spaces, creating first class facilities that you will use during this course. This will involve:

- The creation of new industry informed classrooms and workshops, including agritech facilities
- The creation of a new 360-degree immersive hub capable of digitally transporting students into international, national and regional agricultural environments, though to internal anatomical structures and systems of animals
- The refurbishment of Kirkely Hall working farm with new digital resources, equipment and handling facilities

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

Assessment is undertaken via a range of assessment methods, including assignments, employer and external-based assignments and exams.

The employer-set project ensures students have the opportunity to combine core knowledge and skills to develop a substantial piece of work in response to an employer set brief.

As part of this course, you will study a range of modules, including:

Year 1 - Core Content

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:
- Sustainability, including environmental legislation, sustainable development, climate
- Change and waste management principles
- The principles of biosecurity
- Employment rights and responsibilities and progression opportunities within the sector
- Ethical principles
- The supply chain and principles of stock management
- Business organisations, enterprise skills and project management
- Characteristics protected by equality legislation
- Communication
- Principles of customer care
- Finance
- Health and safety
- Information and data

Year 2 - Specialist Content

Livestock Production Pathway:
-Establish conditions for animal breeding
-Rear livestock from birth to production standard
-Optimise livestock production
-Maintain areas surrounding the livestock production environment

What’s next?

You could progress to Higher Education to study an agriculture or land based course, in order to gain employment in the sector.

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We are the largest further education provider in Northumberland with campuses throughout the county.

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